Ge Fei (badminton)

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Ge.
Ge Fei
Personal information
Birth name 葛菲
Country  China
Born (1975-10-09) October 9, 1975 (age 39)
Nantong, Jiangsu
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Handedness Right
Women's doubles, Mixed doubles
Highest ranking 1 (WD with Gu Jun)
1 (XD with Liu Yong)
BWF profile
Olympic medal record
Women's Badminton
Gold 1996 Atlanta Doubles
Gold 2000 Sydney Doubles

Ge Fei (Chinese: 葛菲; pinyin: Gě Fēi; born October 9, 1975 in Nantong, Jiangsu)[1] was a Chinese female badminton player in the 1990s who is one of the most successful doubles specialists in the sport's history.

She is married to the former World Champion singles badminton player Sun Jun.

Career[edit]

Among many international titles, Ge won two Olympic gold medals and two IBF World Championship gold medals in women's doubles with her regular partner Gu Jun and a World Championship gold medal in mixed doubles with Liu Yong. Ge was also a member of Chinese teams that captured the Uber Cup (women's world team trophy) in 1998 and 2000. Ge and Gu Jun were the world's dominant women's doubles team from the mid-1990s to their retirement after the 2000 Olympics, winning over thirty top tier international titles together.Ge Fei was elected to the World Badminton Hall of Fame in 2008.

Summer Olympics[edit]

1996[edit]

Ge Fei competed in 1996 Olympics in women's doubles together with Gu Jun. They won the gold medal beating Gil Young-ah and Jang Hye-ock from Korea 15-5, 15-5 in the final.

2000[edit]

Ge also competed in 2000 Olympics in women's doubles with Gu Jun and in mixed doubles together with Liu Yong.

In women's doubles Ge and Gu beat Huang Nanyan and Yang Wei from China 15-5, 15-5 in the final. In mixed doubles she and Liu were upset in round of 16 by Chris Bruil and Erica van den Heuvel from the Netherlands 17-15, 15-7.

Major achievements[edit]

Rank Event Date Venue
World Championships
1 Women's doubles 1997 Glasgow, SCO
1 Mixed doubles 1997 Glasgow, SCO
1 Women's doubles 1999 Copenhagen, DEN
3 Mixed doubles 1995 Lausanne, SWI
3 Mixed doubles 1999 Copenhague, DEN
Sudirman Cup
1 Team 1997 Glasgow, SWI
Asian Championships
1 Women's doubles 1994 Shanghai, CHN
1 Women's doubles 1995 Beijing, CHN
1 Mixed doubles 1995 Beijing, CHN
1 Women's doubles 1998 Bangkok, THA
1 Women's doubles 1999 Kuala Lumpur, MAS
Asian Games
1 Women's doubles 1998 Bangkok, THA
World Grand Prix
1 Women's doubles 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 World Grand Prix finals
1 Mixed doubles 1997 World Grand Prix finals
1 Women's doubles 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998 Singapore Open
1 Women's doubles 1995 Indonesia Open
1 Women's doubles 1997 Korea Open
1 Mixed doubles 1997 Korea Open
1 Women's doubles 1997, 1998 Swiss Open
1 Mixed doubles 1997 Swiss Open
1 Women's doubles 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000 All England Open
1 Mixed doubles 1997 All England Open
1 Women's doubles 2000 Malaysia Open

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